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Pathshala

The Education Center with 10 classrooms and teachers’ lounge serves about 450 students from toddler to adult level (total 9 levels). JSMC Pathshala (religious class) is one of the oldest Pathshala in USA and one of the largest one outside of India. More than 40 dedicated teachers from local membership uses JAINA Education curriculum and educates JSMC students every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.  For details on Pathshala curriculum and books visit here. 

Pathshala registration is $35 yearly. For questions on Pathshala program send email to pathshala@jsmcoffice.com.

Jain Youth Forum of Chicago (JYFC)

JYFC is a part of JSMC focusing on all the youth related activities. To cultivate Jain values in a fun environment, throughout the year, there are many activities being planned including Lock-in, Ski trip, Youth convention, cultural events, etc. 

To actively participate and lead any youth events, send your input to youth@jsmcoffice.com. 

Membership

By becoming a member, you will be making a positive contribution to the local Jain community and ensuring that the future generation will continue to learn about Jain heritage.  In addition you will also enjoy discounts on JSMC sponsored programs and subscription to newsletter.

Individual Life membership: 

  • Age 18 to 64 years- $401 
  • Age 65+ years - $251

    Family Life membership:  $501

    Note that the Children of family members lose their membership privileges consequent upon marriage or attainment of 25 years of age, or whichever occurs first.  As your children fall in to one of these categories, please encourage their consideration in becoming life member(s) to continue enjoying the benefits of JSMC life membership.  

    For membership related questions, send email to membership@jsmcoffice.com.

  • Community Rental

    The Community hall is equipped with state of the art theatrical stage with curtains and high-tech lights and sound system. Next to stage are two green rooms and several meeting rooms. This multipurpose hall can accommodate about 1500 people in theater style seating and about 800 in banquet style seating.

    40,000 sq. ft. lower level has a specious kitchen, and large dining area. Kitchen is fully equipped to make meals for about 2000 people. Dining area with expanded space can comfortably accommodate 1200 people at a time. Religious education center has nine classrooms.  This community area is available for private functions on a donation basis for various occasions like marriage, Garaba, musical evening, drama, cultural programs, conventions, exhibitions, vendor fair etc.  

    For personal or group rental need please send inquiry to rental@jsmcoffice.com. 

    Finance & Accounting

    For question regarding your invoices, receipts, and annual statements for the pledges and donations you made to JSMC, please send email to finance@jsmcoffice.com.

    Donations

    JSMC accepts online donations.  please email to donation@jsmcoffice.com if you have any questions on available opportunities.

    Religeous Services

    Some of the main religious events celebrated throughout the year are – Paryushan, Dash Lakshana, Mahavir Jayanti, Shrimad Rajchandra Day, Temple Anniversary, and Diwali. Also, there are many daily, weekly, and monthly religious activities such as Bhavana, Snatra pooja, etc. performed on regular basis. All these event and special poojas are announced through newsletter and on website. 

    For questions on religeous services offered at JSMC or any general questions, send email to info@jsmcoffice.com.

    Want to Volunteer?

    JSMC is completely volunteers driven, and in always need of volunteers for all activities at the center. 

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    Want to Advertise at JSMC?

    You can advertise your business to the JSMC Membership (about 1400 Member families) at very reasonable amount.  There are many advertisement opportunities available.  For details please review Advertisement Guideines. You can download the Application form here.  For questions, email to finance@jsmcoffice.com.